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- DescriptionCharity is an ecomic act. This premise underlies a societal transformation the merging of religious and capitalist impulses that Mona Atia calls pious neoliberalism. Though the phemen spans religious lines, Atia makes the connection between Islam and capitalism to examine the surprising relations between charity and the ecomy, the state, and religion in the transition from Mubarak-era Egypt.Mapping the landscape of charity and development in Egypt, Building a House in Heaven reveals the factors that changed the nature of Egyptian charitable practices the state s intervention in social care and religion, an Islamic revival, intensified ecomic pressures on the poor, and the subsequent emergence of the private sector as a critical actor in development. She shows how, when individuals from Egypt s private sector felt it necessary to address poverty, they sought to make Islamic charities work as engines of development, a practice that changed the function of charity from distributing goods to empowering the poor. Drawing on interviews with key players, Atia explores the geography of Islamic charities through multiple neighborhoods, ideologies, sources of funding, projects, and wide social networks. Her work shifts between absorbing ethgraphic stories of specific organizations and reflections on the patterns that appear across the sector.An enlightening look at the simultaneous neoliberalization of Islamic charity work and Islamization of neoliberal development, the book also offers an insightful analysis of the political and socioecomic movements leading up to the uprisings that ended Mubarak s rule and that amplified the importance of t only the Muslim Brotherhood but also the broader forces of Islamic piety and charity.
- Author BiographyMona Atia is assistant professor of geography and international affairs at George Washington University.
- Author(s)Mona Atia
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2013
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleQuadrant Book
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note31 black and white illustrations and 3 tables
- Weight318 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
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